The genus Ganoderma (Basidiomycota) in Iran.
The genus Ganoderma was investigated in Iran. Based on micro- and macromorphology and host relationships, descriptions are made and a key to the identification of the Iranian species provided. Seven species of Ganoderma were found in Iran, viz. the three non-laccate species G. applanatum, G. adspersum, and G. colossus and the four laccate species G. lucidum, G. resinaceum, G. tsugae and G. manoutchehrii. The species were mostly found in fallen logs of both hardwood and conifers, and on living trees as weak parasite, penetrating through injured tissue and causing white rot.